At least Im pretty sure its a Red Eared Slider.
This turtle fell into my care after it was collected by a botanist, and put into what we at work lovingly reffered to as HIS POOL OF DEATH!!!!! :twisted:
We rescued it from there along with a rarer species of aquatic turtle (which will be released in the spring). A couple of months ago the red ear started getting an eye infection (at this time it was not under my care yet). Soon that infection turned into this:
Nasty aint it. I did notice just before the infection that the nose was producing bubbles. I should have said something
Anyway, It finally got some expert treatment from our local vet nurse/expert something like that. She opened the growth to the side of the turtle's neck and took out the dried hardened puss, and treated it with anitbiotics, and iodine. Lets hope it does well.
I'm supposed to keep the turtle out of the water, dip it in water for a few mins a day while it feeds, and apply Iodine to the wound. Every third day, the nurse will apply antibiotics via the legs, alternating the legs. Its a lucky thing this turtle has connections.
Here are more pics, of before the treatment, and after.